Picture 0022Picture 0012Attire:
– Ann Taylor: White cotton wrap shirt and black tropical-weight wool trousers
– Mossimo: Black leather heeled thongs
– Jewelery: Silver hoops and cuff, teal glass necklace from Italy on white gold chain.

– Second day, just brushed

Beauty Products:
– philosophy: The Present clear makeup
– L'Oreal: True Match foundation in C3
– Cargo: Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife
– Clinique: Long Wear Lipstick in Beauty
– Revlon: ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – the ivory in inner corners and on brown bone
– Pop Beauty: shadow palette for brown eyes – the khaki on lid
– Maybelline: UltraLiner in black on top lash line, brow powder in Dark Brown
– Cover Girl: LashBlast mascara in black
– Shu Eumura: Lash curler
– Bath & Body Works: Body spray in Sheer Energy


  1. EnglishDaffodil
    May 10, 2008 / 3:12 am

    Allie, thanks for your tips on dressing for DC. My students and I were there this Mon-Thurs–perfect weather! We had a wonderful time seeing the sights, and I appreciated being in casual skirts and capris rather than shorts and t’s like the kiddos, just as you suggested. Happy Weekend!

  2. May 10, 2008 / 1:03 am

    Sizing is sort of like spray starch, yet not so heavy-duty. I learned it from my husband who was in the Navy – it doesn’t yellow, get weird, but just adds some heft to lightweight cotton fabrics so they keep their shape and resist wrinkles just a touch. It’s in a can, usually found int he laundry aisle 🙂

  3. May 9, 2008 / 11:06 pm

    Thanks for the laundering/care tips! When you iron using some sizing – what does that mean – that’s new to me.

  4. May 9, 2008 / 10:26 am

    I wash them on the gentle cycle, hang them to dry, and then iron, occasionally using some sizing. With the white ones I sometimes cheat and take them to the dry cleaners and ask them to launder like a man’s dress shirt.

  5. May 9, 2008 / 5:53 am

    Allie – what kind of laundering/care is best for Ann Taylor’s cotton shirts, like this seasons’ wrap arounds? (I too bought two – one black and one white!) Whenever I buy their cotton shirts, they tend to look like old, tired rags within a few washings – and I do follow the care instructions…yours look nice and crisp. Any ideas?

  6. May 8, 2008 / 4:29 pm

    I love it! Whenever I wear a white tp with black pants I feel like a waitress, but adding that bright necklace really does add some punch! Of course, the wrap style top is divine, too bad I can’t get my company logo on one of those! 🙂

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